A self-guided tour along the continents first interconnected waterway to spectacular landscapes laden with history. See the historic waters of the Hudson River, Lake George, the Champlain Canal, and Lake Champlain, which shaped the destinies of the United States and Canada. Drive along the 200+-mile-long byway midway between Manhattan and Montreal. The Lake George region offers a 50-mile loop on the west side of the historic lake. Lake George and its surrounding area were an important strategic location during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.